Traditional full sized braces are what most people visualize when they think of Orthodontics. These braces, while still popular, are just one of the many choices you have.
Mini, Less Noticeable Braces
Mini braces are the most popular braces people wear today. Thirty percent smaller than traditional braces, mini braces are more comfortable and less noticeable than traditional braces.
Titanium Bio Compatible Braces
Titanium braces are hypo allergic, protecting your health and ensuring your comfort. Made of high-tech, nickel free titanium alloy, Titanium braces are the most biocompatible braces available.
Tooth Colored Braces [Ceramic Braces]
For a crystal clear smile that lasts a lifetime, choose tooth colored braces. Man-made white sapphire has the clarity, durability and brilliance of a diamond. Select the only transparent material that lets you attract attention.
Be creative,Colour your smile!!! The new age mantra is to add colour to your life. Choose the right coloured braces and you have the extra touch of colour in your life. Coloured braces are actually multi coloured elastic rings that hold your braces in place.
You can try out your own fashion designs such as different colour for the upper teeth and a different one for the lower. You could also have the odd and even teeth combination. You can also pick colour on the random basis. You will love the way braces with colours can make getting braces to be an extremely thrilling and exciting feature of your life. This will have you smiling all the time. You will never be called metal mouth again with these fashionable braces on. The colour on the braces make them look so chic and trendy that they almost become something that all kids, teens and adults might want to have on their teeth.
Ensure that you choose colour that look good on your skin, complexion, match the kind of personality that you have and the face contours. You can also match the braces colours to the colour of your eyes and the clothes that you wear.
Jewellery for your teeth!!! The classic beauty and elegance of gold are now available in orthodontic braces.
More than just an option for the style minded patient, gold plated braces are often used for people who are allergic to nickel which is a basic and important component of stainless steel.
Choose gold braces to tastefully enhance your facial appearance in way that is actually more subtle and less obtrusive than ordinary braces and with surprisingly little added cost.
Individual choose Gold Braces for several reasons. Some like the idea of gold braces because they are attracted to the appearance of the metal itself. They feel that the luster of gold makes their braces look distinctive, somewhat reminiscent of fine quality jewellery. Others feel gold braces blend better with their teeth, smile and face because the appearance is warmer and less obvious.They are the same size as mini braces but with a distinctive look.
Self Ligating Braces
Self Ligating braces are the latest and greatest in technology. No more getting your braces tightened. The door on the braces slides open and closed for fast wire changes. These braces also allow your orthodontist to use lower force wires so you’ll be more comfortable throughout treatment.
Lingual Invisible Braces
No, one can tell you’re even wearing these braces. Lingual braces are attached to the inside or lingual side of your teeth. Only certain clinicians are able to offer this specialized treatment. These braces are especially appealing for adults whose professions keep them in the public eye.
Invisalign (Clear aligners)
Invisalign is a proprietary method of orthodontic treatment which uses a series of clear, removable teeth aligners used as an alternative to traditional metal dental braces. The aligners are completely transparent, therefore far more difficult to detect than traditional wire and bracket braces. This makes the method particularly popular among adults who want to straighten their teeth without the look of traditional metal braces, which are commonly worn by children and adolescents. Due to the removable nature of the device, food can be consumed without the encumbrance of metallic braces.
Removable appliance is an appliance which is custom fit to your mouth and is designed with a specific orthodontic purpose in mind. Removable Orthodontic appliance as the term suggests, are devices that can be inserted into and removed from the oral cavity by patient at will. These appliances are effectively used to treat a number of minor malocclusions. They can also be used in conjunction with fixed appliance and for retention after treatment with fixed appliance.
In the Orthodontic process gentle, constant pressure must be applied to the teeth that need to be moved against the other teeth which serve as the anchoring unit. The anchoring teeth must be completely stable because their role is to assist in moving crooked teeth until the final objective of straightening the tooth is achieved. Most of the time the side effect is the movement of the anchoring teeth, a phenomenon called “loss of anchorage” in the mouth. This problem can be solved with the Orthodontic Implant technique. Orthodontic Implants used to straighten the teeth are called Orthodontic mini implants/ micro screws. They serve as temporary implants small, fine screws which are meant to be used for a few months to a year only. The pressure placed upon them is not for an extended period of time.
During recent years the use of Orthodontic implants by Orthodontists has become common due to their ease of use and insertion and their ability to provide more successful anchorage solutions than in the past. These implants can be successful alternative to headgear in certain cases or in other cases when the patients cooperation influences the advancement of the treatment and its success and even shortens the treatment time as a result. The implants are removed after the Orthodontic treatment process is completed.
Just as Orthodontics repositions teeth, surgical Orthodontics (also known as Orthognathic surgery) corrects jaw irregularities to improve the patient's ability to chew, speak, and breathe and for improved facial appearances. In other words, surgical orthodontics straightens your jaw. Moving the jaws also moves the teeth, so braces are always performed in conjunction with jaw correction. This helps make sure teeth are in their proper positions after surgery.